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Non-technical staff 'could get graduate IT jobs'

Published: Friday, 11 July 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Science, IT and Engineering

A shortage of skilled staff could see non-technical staff being offered IT graduate jobs, it has been claimed.

The Association of Graduate Recruiters' Summer Review shows that IT positions account for nine per cent of all graduate vacancies across all sectors, reports IT Week.

However, almost 25 per cent of respondents expect to be hit by a skills shortage in the area.

Speaking to the website, Sandra Smith, head of information systems at Toshiba UK, said: "Graduates with a variety of non-technology degrees still have the ability to have a successful career in IT."

This is because modern IT projects are more about project management rather than technical skills, she added.

Business strategy and objectives, as well as being able to work in a team are also important, Ms Smith stated.

Meanwhile, the Training and Development Agency for Schools claims that science and maths graduates could find teaching an attractive career as it allows them to use their skills on a daily basis.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18681160-ADNFCR

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